Not Native to the Finger Lakes Region, Europe and Western Asia; Naturalized Locally in Canada and Northern U.S.A.
The roots contain an essential oil that acts on the central nervous system as a mild sedative. Flowers have a heavy sweet fragrance. Dried roots have been used to perfume linens.
Source of plant
Richters, Audry O'Connor
Perennial reaching 3 1/2' to 5' in height; leaves mostly cauline, pinnatifid to pinnate with 7 to 10 pairs of oblong-ovate to lanceolate segments, entire or toothed; flowers white, pink, or lavender, very fragrant, bisexual, corolla naturally funnelform, slightly saccate near base, to 3/16" long.
USDA Hardiness Zone